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Daily Archives: February 3rd, 2010

Education Crisis


Join the teach-in to build the resistance!

King’s College London, 27th February, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Hosted by: King’s UCU, The No Cuts @ King’s Campaign, and the London Education Activists Network

Education is under attack. Up to a third of university funding – £2.5bn – is to be cut, 30 universities could shut down and over 14,000 lecturers may lose their jobs.

Big businesses exert more and more control over the university system. Cuts in student places and higher fees could exclude many people from higher education altogether.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Education workers are lobbying for strike action, following the victory at Tower Hamlets College. Students are protesting across Europe, organising occupations to stop neoliberal reforms – and taking control of campuses for another kind of education.

This February we will be hosting a day of alternative lectures and tutorials in King’s College London to bring together staff and students to celebrate what education could be – and to prepare for the battles ahead.

Initial line up includes:

Terry Eagleton: literary critic

Michael Rosen: poet, children’s author and education campaigner

Alex Callinicos: lecturer and radical theorist

Juan Carlos Piedra: Justice For Cleaners

Activists from Ireland and Austria

Education workers who have led successful strikes

Voices from students and campaigns around the country

(Other speakers – to be announced)

Alternative Lectures and Tutorials include:

*The crisis in our universities and the battle for education

* Education for liberation – what could our education look like?

* The corporate takeover of our universities

* How do we fight for free education?

* Building fighting unions

* Education for all – challenging Islamophobia, racism and the points based immigration system

* The tasks ahead – building resistance that can win

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Annual Conference 2010
30 March – 1 April

University of Greenwich, London

The 9th conference in the ‘Discourse, Power, Resistance’ (DPR) series will take place at the School of Education and Training at the University of Greenwich, London. The conference looks at issues of trust and distrust in the academy and beyond – in management, teaching, learning and research and in institutions and communities across cultural, social and racial boundaries.

Full information on the conference is available at


We have set aside one hour on the Wednesday evening of the conference for delegates to view and discuss posters in a relaxed and informal atmosphere with wine and nibbles. Posters will be displayed in the Council Room of the Queen Anne Building.

Proposals for posters should be submitted to in the form of an abstract of 150-250 words, with title, name(s) of author(s) and institution(s). Posters accepted may be placed after the conference on a Posters Webpage, so that discussion can be continued after the conference, and may be submitted (preferably in PDF or Word format) to before 30 March 2010.

Information about the DPR’s journal Power and Education can be found at

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